Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), released the following statement today regarding the White House’s intention to increase the share of non-hydro renewables to supply 20 percent of U.S. electricity by 2030:
“The U.S. wind energy industry applauds the administration's latest commitment today to increase renewable energy in America. We are glad to see U.S. progress in this area stimulating progress in other countries. The 20 percent by 2030 target is very achievable in our view, and consistent with recent government estimates. The agreement calls for tripling the amount of low-cost, reliable wind energy, but we can quadruple by 2030 with the right policies, so even more can be done. To rapidly move towards that goal Congress must pass long-term, stable tax policy as soon as possible."
AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry, with 1,000 member companies, including global leaders in wind power and energy development, wind turbine manufacturing, component and service suppliers.